Vehicles heavier or larger than the standard dimensions need special permits to travel on the road.
We have recently had a change in processes so that all permit applications are now directed to the O-permit system on the NZTA website.
The tabs below explain the rules, requirements, contacts and application processes.
To protect Tasman district's road network, there are strict controls on the overall weight and axle loads of vehicles. If your vehicle exceeds the limits because of the indivisible load you're carrying, or the vehicle's design, you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel.
Download the application form (doc, 503Kb) from the NZTA website;
Applications for overweight permits should be submitted through the O-permit system on the NZTA website .
Please allow five working days for all permit applications.
It is the permit-holder's responsibility to ensure that a written request is sent for the renewal of any Continuous and Area permits prior to the permit expiry date.
The contact for enquiries is Andrew Morrison at WSP on (09) 487 7527 or (021) 229 4991 or email Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to carry divisible loads, such as logs, milk powder or freight more productively you may be able to operate on a high productivity motor vehicle (HPMV) permit.
HPMV permits will only be approved for suitable vehicles carrying divisible loads of economic importance. Permitted vehicles must also be able to travel on routes that are suitable for the vehicle and load being approved.
The New Zealand Transport Agency provides a step-by-step process when applying for, or considering applying for, an HPMV permit.
Overdimsension permits are issued by;
Overdimension Permit Issuing Agency (OPIA)
Freephone 0800 OVERSIZE (0800 683 774) or fax (06 953 6313).
Overdimension vehicle information is available from the New Zealand Transport Agency.